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October 9, 2018 | Other News

Army Secretary: Still unclear what portions of the Army would move to the Space Force

Space News: WASHINGTON — Army Secretary Mark Esper said no decisions have yet been made on what parts of the Army would move to a Space Force if the new service were created. “There are ongoing discussions on how the Army would support the Space Force,” Esper told reporters on Monday at the Association of… read more

October 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Army looks to a future of integrated fire

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Even as Army leadership points to the great progress made toward interoperability of missile systems, the future could take that vision one step further. During a Monday panel hosted by Defense News at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting, Col. John Rafferty, director of the Long-Range Precision Fires… read more

October 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

What’s the rush? US Army races to get missile defense radar early

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Army is racing to get a new medium-range air-and-missile defense radar far ahead of previous expectations, according to the Army’s chief in charge of acquisition. The service has been aiming to get a radar capable of detecting threats from 360 degrees around to replace its aging Patriot radar for many… read more

October 9, 2018 | Threat News

Three Russian S-300PM battalion sets delivered to Syria free of charge — source

TASS: MOSCOW, October 8. /TASS/. Russia has donated to Syria three battalion sets of S-300PM missile systems of eight launchers each, a military diplomatic source told TASS on Monday. “On October 1, three battalion sets of S-300PM systems of eight launchers each were delivered to Syria,” the source said. “These systems were previously deployed at… read more

October 9, 2018 | Threat News

Pakistan Launches Nuclear-Capable Missiles After India Cancels Peace Talks

Newsweek: Pakistan successfully launched and tested on Monday its Ghauri Missile System, which can carry conventional and nuclear warheads with a range of more than 800 miles. Army Strategic Forces Command Lieutenant-General Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain hailed the test as a successful demonstration of the military’s operational and technical readiness. “The launch consolidates Pakistan’s nuclear… read more

October 9, 2018 | Threat News

How Russia’s Sub-Launched Missiles Threaten NATO’s Wartime Strategy

Defense One: Three years ago, the Russian submarine Rostov-na-Donu wrapped up its sea trials by firing a few test missiles in the Barents Sea. This is not particularly unusual; such tests are sometimes conducted just off the Norwegian coast, close enough to be seen by the NATO ally’s border guards. Nor was it unusual for… read more

October 9, 2018 | Other News

Battle Creek organization hoping to bring jobs to area by building city’s defense sector

Fox 17: BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — When Battle Creek Unlimited was awarded a $150,000 grant a few weeks ago, president and CEO Joe Sobieralski said the organization knew exactly what to do with it: make a drone activity hub. “$100,000 of the grant dollars are going to be utilized to position Battle Creek to take… read more

October 5, 2018 | Missile Defense News

A Missile-Defense Layer in Space Is Affordable and Makes Sense

Defense One: It’s time to seriously explore developing and deploying space-based interceptors, which would give the United States several advantages and improve the effectiveness of its missile defense architecture. First, space-based interceptors would provide the ability to intercept an incoming enemy missile early in its trajectory, before it could release decoys and countermeasures meant to confuse… read more

October 5, 2018 | Other News

Rafael, Lockheed Pitch Spike Missile For Army Helicopters

Breaking Defense: Three weeks ago, US Army experts traveled to the Negev Desert to watch a test of the latest, longest-range version of Rafael’s Spike missile. Fired from an Israeli AH-64 Apache, the same gunship used by US attack helicopter squadrons, the Spike NLOS struck a target 20 miles away — four times the range… read more

October 5, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Missile Defense Review complete, Shanahan says

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Review has been completed, according to the department’s No. 2 official. But when it will be released remains unknown. During a media roundtable Wednesday, Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan was asked about the status of the review, a broad-spectrum look at America’s missile defense capabilities that… read more

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